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Syriac Paleography: Earliest Estrangela

Section 5: Tell Kaif, QACCT 8 (7th C.?)

Gospel Lectionary

 

Tell Kaif, Qalb Al-Aqdas Chaldean Church, QACCT 8, f. 20r. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

Many characteristics in Tell Kaif, QACCT 8 are shared with DIYR 339 (see previous section 3), but the lines in this manuscript are overall thicker than the other manuscript.

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • does not sit below the line
dālat / rēš
  • in general top line not much thicker than the vertical
kāp
  • sharper descent on the right side
yod
  • when final may have a long extender on the right (at line-end, cf. f. 23va, l. 3)
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • does not sit below the line
dālat / rēš
  • in general top line not much thicker than the vertical
kāp
  • sharper descent on the right side
yod
  • when final may have a long extender on the right (at line-end, cf. f. 23va, l. 3)